Sunday, March 25, 2007

Grey ice in Algonquin Park

The latest satellite images are showing what looks like grey ice on big lakes like Opeongo and a surpising amount of green on the east side of Algonquin Park. I'm not sure how true the colours on these images are but it sure looks like bare ground to me! As spring advances, and the ice absorbs heat, lake ice changes dramatically from white, to grey, to black. Black ice doesn't last long.

Satellite image for March 23.
Opeongo is the large "Y" shaped lake just right of centre.

For you Algonquin Park ice-out keeners, check out the Outhouse Daily News and enter the annual ice-out prediction contest - deadline April 15, 2007.

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